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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:30am EST
research. kil, cities across the country saw declining sales takes revenues, declining tax ref news as people's homes reduced in valley. value. >> a lot of cities are experiencing fiscal stress but i want to reiterate bankruptcies are rare. those who issue debt in the credit market only 10 a year going "g" into bankruptcy. while fiscal stress is a chief concern, bankruptcy is still a very rare phenomenon. >> is it stuffer at a time when the economy is not robust when the state's in which these cities and counties are located are also feeling a lot of strain, is it tough for put these restructuring deals together? >> the state plays a significant role in the fiscal health of the city. they offer state aid to local governments. that makes up a third of the city revenues. when cities cut back due to their own fiscal pressures local governments experience a lot of fiscal squeeze as well. >> are there fewer good choices when you're finally pushed to make a bankruptcy declaration. >> bankruptcy is a measure of last resort. joining anybody enjoys having to papaying pensioners, or putting c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >> a pleasure. >> the united states supreme court is staying out of state internet sales taxes. today the justices rejected an appeal regarding a new york law that requires companies to collect state taxes. amazon and overstock.com fought back and instead they brought broader federal legislation to collect from online retailers $1 million from south of state bills. the bill passed the united states senate but remained stuck in the house of representatives. that is even a bigger problem for the company given that there will not be any relief at the supreme court. two months and 400 software bugs later the obama administration said the self-imposed deadline for fixes healthcare.gov has been met for the most part. but it's the glitches that some cannot see that has consumers worried. >>> and trading your money in your 401k. some analysts believe it's a great way to increase your nest egg. others say its gambling with your golden years. it's "real money." stay tune. (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on res
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00am EST
a challenge to the new york law allowing the state to collect sales tax on outer state companies. are higher bills ahead and are the justices a group of grinches. what do black friday and cyber monday say about the state the economy. let's nask "fortune" magazine claire zillman about this. what does this mean for online shopping. will it make it expensive in the future? >> it's evolving. the supreme court decided not to take up this decision. it backs on to a 1992 supreme court which is out of date, dealing with a catalogue merchant. the most notable decision is a 2008 law by new york state alog the state to collect sales taxes through online retailers even if they didn't have a physical york. >> there could be federal law passed. the senate and the house are looking at a lou deciding taxed. >> in not taking up the issue, it sort of looks like the supreme court deferred to congress, and the senate this past spring passed a bill in line with the new york law allowing states to collect through retailers without a physical presence. >> that will be a big hit for consumers. if you are out there
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
%. the richest are taking home the most money since the 1920 1920'. some suggest the tax cuts for the wealthy, and there has been an explosion of wall street fat cats and techies. and robots have taken many jobs since the 1970's. right now it's $7.25. president obama has suggested bumping up minimum wage. if americans were paid for how hard they truly work, minimum wage should be $22 an hour. improvements in the economy are not felt by most people and that concerns the president who worries the american dream of working yourself up may be you turning into that, just a dream. >> just stark numbers. appreciate it. >>> now to ca capitol hill where congress has a lot on it's aplate, but it's not clear if lawmakers will get anything done. the white house is back in session and it plans to leave town on december 13th. the senate hopes to wrap up it's business on the 20th. let's go to capitol hill, libby, how much home i hope is there tt anything will get done? >> reporter: there is a long list of items that the republicans and democrats would like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00am EST
significant. young people have been big victims with government getting bigger, taxes going up, what do you find in europe? very, very high levels of youth unemployment. hello? same thing's now happening to america's young people. i think the lack of upward mobility is a huge stachallenge, nots just for young people, for lower income people generally and obama thinks the answer is to make government bigger. >> that's, i think, what caused the problem. >> i want to get to that in a moment. david, based upon what we have seen, it seems he is not concerned about the did he hade let's listen to that. >> we should not be stuck in a stale debate from two years ago or three years ago. a relentlyly growing deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat to our future than our rapidly shrinking fiscal deficit. >> david, rapidly shrinking, the deficit is going down. $17 trilli $17 trillion debt and a deficit higher than the one he received from his predecessor? >> the debt is higher. we would be in much better economic shape and young people would have better job opportunities if we weren't shrinking so fa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 10:30pm EST
and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> on america tonight a r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:30am EST
there will be so many things swirling around. potentially increasing interest rates. things that may happen. tax increases, spending increases at the federal level. so many possibility it is difficult to disentangle-- >> is it really had a hard if millions of people have more money to spend we don't know what the effect will be? >> sure' we're talking about 300 million people and 15 million would be independentin benefitingfrom the wage increas. so in the context it will b be a small number. >> we are it will be a shot in the arm to the macro-economy, but it won't be huge. it would shift $35 billion to minimum wage workers. so the economy is 15 trillion-dollar. so it will generate jobs when those people will spend that money. but it's not a jobs program. it's a wage program. that increase, that economic activity, those people will spend that money. it will increase the amount for foods and services. who produces the goods and services? more workers, more workers will be willneed to be hired. >> and richard, help me out here. will you be less reluctant to add another worker or two on a shift if y
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
that's easily construed as a tax. >> the house is a tricky part. the conventional wisdom is if it passes the house it can pass the senate. there are a lot of conservatives who don't want any spending, they are going to be flatly refusing it. the others will accept fees, does that count as a tax or something okay. and grover norrequisite has talked about this. he basically said he wasn't in -- norquist has talked about this. it's going to be close. >> brad, appreciate your time. thank you. >> thank you. >> he's from the washington post and joining us from washington, good to talk to you. >>> a brutal mix of ice, snow and bitter cold has become a really deadly mix from coast to coast right now. travel is dangerous. and if you have booked a flight you may want to call ahead before you get to the airport. chances are it would be a good bet. let's get a check on the weather system now with meteorologist dave warren. dave. >> yeah, it looks like the weather system is really holding together. it's moved out, we're getting a break between system, the pattern is really the same. w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas and coming up, in a moment the verdict in the terrifying attack on the director of a dance company of the russian ballet and let's see what temperatures we will see across the nation and here is metrologist nicole mitchell. >> i should apologize for it and don't shoot the messenger and it will be brutal in the north and billings and we pointed this out yesterday morning and i was saying it's 40, enjoy it while you have it, it has done nothing but go down since and during the day yesterday and now at 14. the temperatures will continue to go down today, not up, during the heat of the day so to speak so we will have single digits by later this afternoon. so this is what is happening, with the front coming in it's going to just keep funneling the cold air in so some of the temperatures that will be single digit today will be negative
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
top an elaborate tax regime had a was aimed at extracting as much money from aid agencies as possible. there were fees that aid agencies were forced to pay. it ranged from $500 to $10,000 in some cases. and there were additional taxes levied on aid agencies. they ranged from individual projects. at the same time al-shabaab was able to apply a robust monitoring and supervising of aid agencies where they recruited recipients of aid to report on humanitarian workers. in the end one could argue that these activity versus saved lives on the part of humanitarian workers, but at the same time it became a source of revenue for al-shabaab. >> so what are you recommending from this report, from your research. >> reporter: well, one of the challenges that aid agencies face are the laws and counter terrorism regimes that exist in the west. if they're exposed they could be prosecuted for this. one of the recommendations in the report there needs to be a conversation about the intent of these laws. the intent of these laws was not to starve people to death. obviously it was to make sure money does
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm EST
in with his probation officer every month. he owned his home, paid his taxes and had just gotten his green card. when we spoke to him he had been in pearsall for nearly a year waiting for a final hearing. >> even prison we get contact visit. in prison you can go and have contact visit. but we only see through glass and about that thick of glass you know. and sometime me and hope she would put her hand on the glass, and i would knock so she could feel me knocking. >> just days after this conversation we heard some good news. naz was unexpectedly released and his deportation recommendation was cancelled. after hearing his story during our interview . >> and now a techknow minute...Ñ >> we have strengthened border security. beyond what many believed was possible. they wanted more agents at the border. we now have more boots on the ground at the southwest border than at any time in our history. >> in an election year, the need to ramp up border enforcement has become a mantra among republicans and democrats alike. back in the rio grande valley, the men captured by border patrol had been taken
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
and medicaid patients. and there are a number of tax provisions set to expire at the end of the year. congress often comes in and goes back and deals with some of that unfinished business, but they would love to get it done now. also the farm bill, that includes the food assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:30am EST
... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. we're talking about the pope francis effect and how the new pope is making waves and the globe, how do you not when you marriage. there is a lot of talk about what about pope's position is if these topics so we're going to try to clarify. father john what are the positions that the pope has issues? >> first of all he has talked about all these issues and by the way he is not backing away from the traditional teachings of the church. he believes it has to be put in the context of what he feels is the first p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
and run its own schools with its own tax revenue. >> a new city for you guys, this is strictly about education? it's 100% totally about education. we didn't come into this saying we want to create the 5th largest city in louisiana, we came into this saying we want to take accountability for the schools in our area. >> but critics say st. george would take more than just accountability. a report commissioned by the baton rouge area chamber warns the break up would cost the city at large 53 million dollars, 20% of its budget. and it would futher segregate the city. baton rouge is already majority black, st. george would be a majority white by a 3 to 1 ratio. >> so now we would have white kids going to school over here on this end of the parish, white kids going to school over there on the other end of the parish, and in the middle, we'd have just the black kids going to school. >> there's also a major income disparity. residents in baton rouge make an average of 58 thousand dollars a year. in the much more affluent st. george area, the average income is 90 thousand. >> i think we have
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am EST
education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america power of the people until we restore >> evey sunday night, join us for exclusive, revealing, and suprizing talks with the most interesting people of our time. next sunday, >> i spent my whole life thinking about themes and thinking about how to structure movies, so this is highly unusual. >> the director of the sixth sense, says there are five things we can do to fix education in america >> the united states has education apartheid, that's the facts... >> talk to al jazeera with m. night shayamalan next sunday at 7et / 4pt
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:30am EST
taxes simultaneously and intuffitivelntuitively. >> they are starting to implement that. eventually it will will make out to a human being. >> until then, katie walker's training hard for the 100-meter sprint. she hopes to compete in the 2016 paralympics until brazil. jason is searching for the next do. >> i try to inspire people every day because i think people give up way too easy. i do what i do. i am not super superman. i am jusjason. >> we love watching this and seeing how technology can actually, like, help people feel more human. when you think about it, it's like cold and technical, like inhuman sort of machine. but it was helping people to do things that made them feel like participate. >> thanks, phil. that was such a cool story. crystal, you've got something interesting coming up for us. >> my story will make all of you a little bit jealous. i got to study how technology is being applied to wine making. valley. >> we will check that out after this. consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the government shutdown. >> answers to the questions n
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 3:30am EST
... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. we're talking about erasing your digital past. california just passed a law allowing kids under 18 to hit the delete button. so waj, we asked our community what they would like to deligh delete. >> our community is very suspicious. mime skeletons are hopefully buried deep. no reason to unearth them now. digital, i'm worried about the photos hiding in my trunks, albums in the mid 80s. kids these days don't "v" no ideas what photo albums are. and we got one answer p my "star trek" one -win loss record. >> i was trying to persuade us to give one. >> were you successful? >> no, she woul
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am EST
-thirds of the budget that is mandatory spending, keep the budget caps in place, not raise taxes, which is important during this weak economy, and avoid a government shutdown. >> the farm bill is one thing. your eyes might glaze over when you talk about farm policies. but let's put it this way, in terms that everybody understands. if they fail to come to an agreement they don't extend current law the price of a gallon of milk could double some $7 a gallon. that will hit home especially if unemployment extended unemployment benefits are not extended by this congress. the people taking it in the next one more time. those in the lower income groups. >> and trying to keep up technology. the senate working on a plastic gun ban. >> reporter: this is something that has been in place since the reagan administration, but gun control advocates say there is a problem. what has to happen, any gun that is predominantly made of plastic has to have a metal part to make it secure. one problem is that that metal, that piece of metal under current law can be easily detached. for any reason someone would want to do so
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
of the tax and the former prime minister convicted of abusing his power. >> reporter: they were here occupying government house for three months and the prime minister at the time they were trying to force out was the brother in law of the leader and at the moment the protesters are staying outside the fences and the buildings are gathered by security forces. soldiers are symbolically standing in the background for now but this is a country that is seeing a lot of army interventions and politics, something that would be welcomed again by protesters who want an appointed leader to run the country but the goals are unclear and this was to be their final day it seems they are settling in for another long fight, wayne in bangkok. >> reporter: we are live from government house and scott antigovernment leaders urging followers to stand their ground, parliament has been desolved and early elections called and what more do they want? >> yeah, that is really what the protest leader has asked them to spend the night here to stand their ground and they will be staying on this ground overnight.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> and welcome back. tonight we're looking in depth at health care in privately run prisons in america and in the second part of his investigation, america tonight's adam may, said that in an effort to save money, privatized care has sentenced some prisoners to death. >> it's a growing trend, states looking to trim budgets. to date, at least 28 states have privatized prison care. american friend services, in arizona, since the time the state privatized the prison health care , cost dropped $30 million. 50 people died in arizona department of corrections custody in just the first eight
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
: they want more than a new election, they want the government rid of yingluck shinawatra and any kind of tax and regime influence as they say. this is something that is right through the last two weeks and any influence that the ruling party has because of the connection to the yingluck shinawatra the prime minister in exile and they got elections to take place in the next five to six weeks the leader of the antigovernment union saying that is not enough and spoke before we came on air but will speak again on the stage behind me in the coming hours. this is a big rallying speech because this is the final day of this type, this phase if you will of this movement. it will be interesting to see how they transition after they spend the night and transition into more of a political fight and sounds like the protest leader says they have done this part of it and gone to the street and proven their point this way and getting the goal of the resignation of the prime minist minist minister yingluck shinawatra is the big question. >> reporter: since 2001 the pew thai party has won't every election an
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
the information, how much they're going to pay, tax credits they may be eligible for, but the insurance companies are not getting the correct information. here is white house spokesman jay carney. >> we have instituted a number of fixes to the so-called 834 forms, that's the vehicle by which information is transmitted to the issuers. and we believe that the majority of fixes to 834 forms have been made including significant ones made over the weekend. we expect the info to be vastly improved. we'll continue to work with issuers to make sure whatever remaining problems exist are addressed and fixed. >> and given all of those problems that still exist, still yet to be fixed the administration officials still say between now and comparing it to october 1st two months ago is night and day. >> mike viqueira at the white house, thank you. >>> young people are crucial if the affordable care program is to work by purchasing coverage younger people will help offset costs of older people who rely on healthcare services. 37% of those questioned say they're unfamiliar with the affordable care act. that's mor
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
billion a year. and governments should dramatically increase the tax on tobacco. >> i think the first step is agree on the goal, making the commitment, having that commitment be widely shared, generating the political commitment above all within countries to commitment the necessary resources to the necessary health interventions. >> nevertheless do you think in the current economic environment, when you talk about $60 billion being injected into health care systems a year to reach these goals, a lot of people are going to be thinking how are cash-strapped countries going to find that money? >> what we show is that the total gain in gdp, the extra gdp, not the gdp they have now, the extra gdp they have per year represents a figure of close to $10 trillion per year. and what we're talking about is the allocation of not half of it, not a tenth of it. but well under 1% of it. two this global conversion agenda that saves 10 million lives. >>> to ask you about the risk of overburn denning health systems, of course it would be an incredible achievement, but i'm just wondering about the knock-on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 12:00am EST
... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >> you walk into a convenience store you should expect to be recorded by aut a security came camera. but the fbi have revealed that people at at one market have been preyed on for years one person was searched and jailed for six times for tresspassing on the property. >> this is the first arrest of earl sampson caught on video by his boss. it was the summer of 2012. the 28 gerald wa 28-year-old wag soda. you can see a police officer come inside and arrest sampson at the store. politthe police call it a hot s. they don't buy that sampson was an e
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
like we are drugged. we don't care, we don't know. through higher premiums and taxes. at the time we are receiving care, we have this illusion that someone else is paying for t even if we try, do a diligent job of trying to understand what things cost, we get these incomprehensible. >> you have been out spoken on how it is the biggest driver of rising healthcareh health insurance premiums but the outrageous costs have been known for years. so why hasn't the outrage over this taken us anywhere? >> it's hard to understand. we used to -- we used to say that healthcare costs couldn't rise above 10% of gdp. people would be outraged. now, it's about 18% and seems like it's just going higher. i really think that the fundamental issue is that really, people have believed that someone else is paying for their healthcare raernling themselves. this is the great illusion of healthcare, that we are not paying for it. >> is that illusion going to get worse under alabamacare? the president is making a renewed push and stressing costs. say. >> the website is working for the vast majority of people.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >>> welcome back. the city of detroit is the now officially bankrupt. the questions on the mind of many city workers is what will happen to our pensions. it's not clear just yet. it's on the lips of many others who live in struggling municipalities around the country. already lessons to be learned from cities and towns and countries who have received pensions. it could offer clues. for example, rhode island, a community close to emerging from bankruptcy now but cut 25% of worker pensions. 20% can be slashed in the year 2016. retirees lost their healthcare benefits and their union protection in the p
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
negotiations over a salary increase broke down. in argentine the government collects taxes and distributes to the opposition. it is collected by of the opposition, cristina fernandez de kirchner is accused of tolding the funds back. >> the arrival of argentine president cristina fernandez de kirchner had complained that her government denied appeals for reinforcements. and accused cristina fernandez de kirchner of shortchanging provinces. >> translation: there exists autonomy. public security is one of these. the matter has to do with salaries. >> the governor claimed the police walked off the jobs in retaliation for his decision to shut down more than 100 brothels paying off corrupt officers. the police began returning to work after they were offered salary increases and bonuses making then the best paid in the country. >> i want to tell the people that from this moment the police force returns to the service of the people of kordova. >> the governor vowed to travel to the capital to depend they stop playing politics with his money. >> the provincial grandfather ner blamed the violence. a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
comfortable home. and eats putar technology enterprise zone, where tax rates are low and creativity is high. >> they left sill can valley for this city famous for its steel. >> . >> there's reasons to stay. >> it is the pittsburgh miracle. it became year in the 80's, market portions working to replace the steel industry, through regulation and a partnership between government, industry, and universities the city clawed back. >> i cannot recall pittsburgh saying they want to be like somebody else. >> the history is always busiest loyal to their hometown, helped them become a leadner healthcare. >> to celebrate it, they are going to indicate the success, so much as a last of failure, pittsburgh rates 50 second out of the u.s.' 100 largest cities. based on job growth, unemployment, y.d.p. and home prices. >> such a huge disparities of wealth, that plague modern america. the try reveals failure. emotional leaders he says only a national plan to get jobs and equitable growth will do. >> 2500 homeless children in this area. you have an infant mortality right among the african-american population
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america >>> michael eaves is here with sports. it kind of feels likely the n.f.l. playoffs have started. >> like the free playos. win the games and get into the post-season carrying the n.f.l.'s best record, the seahawks were looking to secure the nfc west division title and the first round bye. all they had to do was defend the san francisco 49ers. they won last two meetings. the seahawks lost four games to the 9ers. russell wilson would give them a 14 to 9 lead with the only touchdown pass of the game. colin kapernick threw one, an 8 yard to give the 9ers a 16-14 le
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
after taxes have been collected. as adam reiney reports, the energy bill is not going well with the public. >> protestors have come out in mexico city, just a day after the oil reform package was introduced in the senate. this oil reform is to make more modified the pemex, the state-run oil system. a sacred national resource. pemex was created in 1938, when the president nationalized the product. people marching on sunday say what they're most afraid of is give aways to private companies, to foreign companies, to u.s. based companies. in fact this oil reform package does create a system or would create a system of licenses to allow private companies to not only profit but also run some of the oil and gas fields in mexico. protestors focus their energy on the senate where the reform package was being debated. it's been surrounded by barricades and there is a heavy police presence. there's a clearly tense debate going on in mexico. it looks likely to pass later in the week but we'll see protests increase in size and volume as this goes along. >>> the merger of american airlin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
employee health care and passing a sales tax. >> we have made drastic reductions in our sales force which reduces the liability for the peptions going forward. we have also made drask are reductions in the pay our glows really proceed. >> go after stockton's pension fund, an unlikely prospect for retired stockton city workers. >> we've already lost our medicals, we've taken a hit, others didn't but we did, take a big hit. >> it's become a complicated legal matter but one to follow closely for alfred and others like him across the country. melissa charn, al jazeera, stockton, california. >>> a huge deal has got passengers asking, will air flight be more expensive? american airlines and u.s. airways have completed their merger. four airlines now control 80% of the country's flights. david shuster is sitting in for ali velshi who is leading our team in johannesburg. dave, good to talk to you. what does the airline sector look like after this deal? >> tony, the latest round of consolidation began in 2005, american eagle, delta, northwest a few years later, united, continual nenl, and southwes
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
of insurance, what kind of tax credits any individual enroll e is eligible for. the huge problem there, many of the insurers are not getting the correct information on their fo form. it was a big question today with the white house. spokesperson jay carney had this to say? >> we have instituted a number of significant fixes to the so-called 834 forms, which are these -- that's the vehicle by which information is transmitted to the issuers. and we believe that the majority of fixes to 8s 34 forms have been made, including significant ones made over the weekend. we expect the info now sent to insurers to be vastly improved but we are going to continue to work with issuers to make sure that whatever remaining problems persist afixed? >> it is crunch time. three weeks until december 23rd if you are going to have insurance by january 1st, that is the beginning. the effective date of the affordable care act, obamacare, you have to enroll by december 23rdrd. if you are in the individual marketplace, if you don't get your insurance from an employer, you will have to log onto healthcare.gov. still ex
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
to get people signed up. >> that's when they might face the tax penalty. california is seeing early success. can that be replicated? >> we are seeing variation amongment states. there are 36 states that rely on the federal gough for healthcare.gov. all of these states doing their own exchanges, and some states have been very smart reaching out to young people, trying different techniques. that is starting to pay dividends. i think we're going to watch closely to see which states are winners and which are losers as this rolls out. hopefully, we can do everything we can to make sure that young people in all the states see the benefits. >> thank you. >> thanks for having me. >> despite deep discounts and longer store hours, holiday sales slumped, the decline the first since 2009. spending in stores and on line fell from last year. purchases in stores fell by 9%. about 141 million americans shopped in-stores or on line in the four day span. spending on line today is expected to smash records, though. that's even though many americans will be on the job. it's cyber monday, of course. a s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
in the sector. >> you would be wrong. look at the second big number. $900 million. that's the amount of tax dollars spent supplementing the wages of bank bank tellers. a third of bank-tellers had to rely on assistance. >> last year tellers had a median salary of $24,100. that's about $11.39 an hour. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. >>> the obama administration is looking to undo the damage to the affordable care act's image done by the problems, of course, with the problem plagued website. in a moment we'll look at what the president needs to do during his campaign to accomplish that. >> first let's look at the temperatures across the nation. metrologist nicole mitchell is here. >> we have a contrast once we get to the southern plains today - going to the 20s or 30s. houston is at 71. this is where it's really gotten brutal. single-digit temperatures. adding in the wind. feels like 30 below. this is going to be a spreading sign over the weekend. the wind chills that are really brutal out there. the cold air will settle and over the next couple of days the warmer spots in the south - i
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